Friday, May 04, 2007


Drink of the Week: Mango-Colada

For the first time in however many years Cinco de Mayo (a “holiday” commemorating a few thousand Mexican soldiers who defeated many, many more French soldiers in a battle in Pueblo Mexico, in 1862) falls on a Saturday.

And me? What will I be doing? Getting my drink on? Bathing in guacamole and reveling to the point of madness? Oh no. I will be working. As a cookware demo girl.

I know! Missing Cinco de Mayo is tragic right???

I was offered the gig by a dear friend who normally does it, and without looking at the date, I said "Sign me up!" (Personally, I think she scammed by by saying May 5th, just to throw me. Crafty lady.)

I mean, I love cooking for an audience, and this seemed like a wholesome good time. Stir up some vittles, smile, chat up the product, serve the vittles, then bail. Easy peasy and my idea of an afternoon well spent.

Then again, I barely work during the week, so why did I offer up my services on a Saturday? And not just any Saturday, the Saturday that coincides with the best holiday of them all...Cinco de Mayo?

Well, between you, me and the entire blog-o-sphere, the pay wasn't a motivator.

Oh no. It was my friends casual mention of free cookware. Yup. I could care less about their cash. I just got all misty thinking about that after 3 hours of cheerful cooking and shilling, I would be taking home a free 3.75 quart pan. Gratis. Free cookware!


But that is absurd! I must own 25 pans if I own one. Nice ones. Including an entire set by the manufacturer in question! Aye-yi-yi. What a goof I am.

Oh well, what's done is done. And besides, I can over-indulge on tequila any time, I don't need a pseudo-holiday to rejoice in that which is Cuervo, right? Right.

So if you are in the Beverly Hills area this weekend and want to come say hi, get a taste of some delightful Braised Chicken with Lemon and Olives...and generally poke fun at me...well, I bet you can figure out where I will be. It's going to be a rockin’ good time.

First thing Sunday though? I'm drinking this...

1 oz. rum
1 oz. vodka
1 scoop mango sorbet
2 oz. coconut milk
Lime flavored sparkling water
Lime for garnish

Combine the rum, vodka and coconut milk, stir a bit. Top with sparkling water, leaving room for a scoop of mango sorbet. Garnish with lime segments.

Enjoy responsibly.


More than 80% of the rum consumed in the U.S. comes from Puerto Rico.

Established in 1880 by Eng. Pedro F. Fernandez in the "Hacienda Santa Ana" at Bayamon, Puerto Rico. For over 100 years, the Fernadez family has manufactured "Ron del Barrilito" at the place of origin, using the same name, formula and aging process. This special rum is a blend of rums aged, each undisturbed, from 6 to 10 years in charred oak barrels. -

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If you're serving those drinks at your cooking gig it could be a whole lot more interesting...
Oh I so need to try this! I love mango
It does sound kind of fun. I've never cooked for an audience and I think I'd be very nervous. I wish I was visiting my brother right now so I could come and watch you cook.
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